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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census
 Recruiting Bulletin


OPENING DATE: September 24, 2008 CLOSING DATE: Open Continuously

Recruiting Bulletin No.: 29-08-DEC-100 Atlanta Regional Census Center Atlanta, Georgia

(Amended 8/7/09) to correct Reasonable Accommodations, Veteran’s Preference, and EEO Statements. Special Note: Applications will be accepted continuously and referred lists created as needed. CLERK - BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/LAOTIAN) GG-0303-04 Annual Salary Range: GG-0303-04: $27,536 - $35,802 NUMBER OF VACANCIES: Few PROMOTION POTENTIAL: GG-04 EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENT: This is a not-to-exceed one year Schedule A time-limited appointment with a possible extension. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to All qualified U.S. citizens DUTY LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia DUTIES: The incumbent performs clerical support duties for support of the 2010 Census. Clerks may support staff in
administrative, field operations, space leasing, geographic, partnership, or recruiting areas. Clerks will receive, sort, open, control and route incoming mail. Clerks will maintain correspondence files. Clerks will also receive telephone and personal callers and directs them to appropriate office employees based on knowledge of employees= areas of responsibility. Clerks maintain a variety of logs. Clerks may maintain stockroom supply levels. Operates various office machines. Performs other clerical duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Grade 4: 1-Year General Experience OR 2 Years Above High School General Experience is described as: Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform clerical duties. You may qualify for a position based on your education, experience, or a combination of both.

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BASIS OF RATING: Applicants must respond to the following selective factor in writing at the time of application and applicants are required to pass a Bureau of the Census written exam.

SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position requires the possession of a specialized knowledge, skill, and/or ability.
Applicants MUST submit a separate, individual statement addressing the Selective Factor. Candidates will be evaluated on the extent and quality of their knowledge, skill and/or ability in meeting this factor. Only applicants who show evidence of meeting the following will be considered for this position. 1.	 Ability to Speak, Read AND Write in fluent Laotian.

AND 2.	 Applicants are required to pass a Bureau of the Census written exam. You will be contacted concerning the date and location to take the test. Bring two forms of identification to the test session to verify employment eligibility, one being a State or Federal ID with photo. Please allow 3 hours for the testing session. Seating is limited. No one will be admitted once testing begins. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Payment of relocation expenses IS NOT authorized. HOW TO APPLY: Applicant must submit a separate completed OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), a resume, or a SF-171, Application for Federal Employment (this form is obsolete, but will be accepted, if submitted). List your work duties and accomplishments relating to the job for which you are applying. The following information is needed to evaluate your qualifications and determine if you meet legal requirements for Federal employment. Failure to provide this information may result in loss of consideration. Each applicant MUST also submit a completed OF-306 Declaration of Federal Employment. -	 Recruiting Bulletin number, title, and lowest grade acceptable. -	 Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code). -	 Social Security number. -	 Country of citizenship (this Federal job requires U.S. citizenship) -	 If you have served on active duty in the United States military and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans' preference. To claim veterans' preference, you must submit: DD Form 214 covering the period of military service for which preference is claimed; and if applicable, a Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference with supporting documents as outlined on the form. This form can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. If the applicant does not provide the supporting documentation for the 10-point preference, but has provided the documentation for the 5-point preference, they will receive the 5-point preference only. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management web site for veterans at www.opm.gov/veterans.

Page 3 of 4 -	 Highest Federal civilian grade held (if applicable). -	 Highest education level achieved. Specify: name, city, state, zip code (if known), date or expected date (month/year) of completion of degree requirements, type of degree received, and graduate of foreign universities must include proof of foreign education equivalency to an accredited U.S. college/university. -	 To qualify based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript, along with your application. -	 Paid and non-paid work experience related to the position. For each work experience include: job title, series/grade (if Federal employment), duties and accomplishments, employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and address, starting and ending dates, hours per week, salary, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor/employer. -	 Job-related: training courses (title and year), skills (e.g., other languages, typing speed, computer software/hardware, tools, etc.), certificates/licenses (current), and honors, awards, and special accomplishments (e.g., publications, memberships in professional societies, etc.). -	 Use of any Government agency envelopes to file job application is a violation of Federal laws and regulations. Applications submitted in Government envelopes or via Government FAX machines will not be accepted. -	 Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office Representative at 404-332-2734. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Complete application package must be received by the closing date of the bulletin and submitted to: U.S. Census Bureau 
 Atlanta Regional Census Center 
 Marquis Tower Two 
 285 Peachtree Center Avenue 
 Suite 1100 
 Atlanta, GA 30303 
 Attention: Cynthia Williams, Human Resource Specialist APPLICATION DEADLINE: There is no closing deadline for this vacancy. Referral lists will be generated as needed. Faxed applications will NOT be accepted. Emailed applications will NOT be accepted. For further information on this vacancy, contact Cynthia Williams, Human Resource Specialist (404) 3322734. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: -	 This is a Mixed-Tour work schedule, which may be changed from full-time, part-time, or intermittent to accommodate fluctuating workloads. -	 Candidates selected for these positions must sign agreements outlining the conditions of employment prior to the appointment.

Page 4 of 4 -	 You will be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. You will also be required to sign and certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; or you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed. -	 If selected, male applicants born after 12/31/59 must confirm their selective service registration status. Certification forms are available at most Federal agency personnel offices or from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. -	 Public law requires all new appointees to present proof of identity and employment eligibility (e.g., U.S. citizenship). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Employees who receive a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) or “buyout” and subsequently return to a position in federal agencies, whether by reemployment or contracts for personal services are obligated to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid it.
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE / BUREAU OF THE CENSUS IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All candidates will be considered regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status as a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.